Tirolo above Merano

Historically important resort with access to the Texel Group
Tirolo borders directly on Merano, it is the famous Tappeiner Promenade with the Monte San Zeno, which connects the two villages.  The great history of Tirolo begins around 1248 A.D., when the land of Tirol was proclaimed at Tirol Castle.from then on the land of Tirol was ruled from this very place.

From the Texel Mointain to Merano

The village extends from the Monte San Zena above Merano on a wide plateau , which extends west to Merano, east down into the Passeier Valley and such north to just below the wooded slopes of the Texelgruppe. The entire area ranges from 450 meters above sea level near Merano to high on the magnificent Spronser Lakes at 2500 meters above sea level.

Video: Tirolo above Merano

The lively center of Tirolo extends around the parish church, which was already mentioned in documents in 1164. Modern, trendy stores, the obligatory vendors of South Tyrolean specialties, cozy bars and restaurants populate the lively, densely built center. From here you can reach the most important attractions of Tirolo in just a few steps: the romantic Schlossweg, which leads to Castle Tirol, the Mediterranean Falconer's Promenade and the educational Wine Trail. On summer evenings, every Monday in July and August, the event "Tiroler Abendrot" takes place in the center of the village: Stores stay open longer, gastronomic specialties await on every corner, plus a colorful children's program.

Inpressions of Tirol

6 things to do in Tirolo


Visit of Tirol Castle

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Already in the 12th century seat of the Lords of Tyrol, today one of the symbols of the province of Tyrol. A visit to the South Tyrolean Regional Museum for Cultural and Regional History is particularly popular on warm September days, as the last of the summer heat doesn't stand a chance behind the thick castle walls! And so you can get to know the history of South Tyrol from the Stone Age to the present in noble halls, stately rooms, narrow staircases and hidden corners.

Take a walk on the falconry promenade

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Donated by Hans Norman Falkner (hence the name), the Falkner Promenade crosses under the center of Tirolo on a 1 km long course. From the many benches that line the promenade, you have a magnificent view of the Merano valley basin. The entire path is characterized by its perfectly maintained beds with fragrant lavender and rosemary, but also countless Mediterranean trees and shrubs such as cypresses, palms and olive trees.

Pay a visit to the Burglehen Park

At the entrance to the village of Tirolo is the spacious Burglehen Park. Here, near the natural pond, inhabited by carp, ducks and turtles, you can lie in the sun among the flowers of a natural meadow. Or you sit on one of the many benches listening to the sound of the sedges and enjoy the view. The playground here makes Burglehen Park a perfect stop if you have children in tow.
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Ride with the Hochmuth cable car

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It takes no effort to reach the Muta farms at 1400 meters above sea level in just 5 minutes. If you simply want to enjoy the view from the terraces of the inns up there, you're right, you'll experience a unique panoramic view! If you like hiking, you can take the Alta Via di Merano and the Sentiero delle rocccie di Velloi (Velloi rock path) directly from here. If you aim high, two famous hikes start here: one goes steeply up to the Cima della Muta, the other leads to the Sopranes lakes.

Visit the birds of prey demonstration

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Right next to the Castle Tyrol is the center of care and protection for injured birds of prey. Thanks to the favorable location of the hill with its updrafts, you can experience a unique show here: Every day at 11:15 a.m. and at 3:15 p.m. eagles, vultures, falcons and owls, which live in the center, fly out during an air show, you will be amazed by the elegance and effortlessness with which these large birds move through the air!

Take a hike to the Spronser lakes

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The lake district of the famous Spronser lakes stretches in the nature park Texelgruppe at an altitude between 2100 and 2500 meters. At the lower lakes (Kaser and Pfitscherlacke), which can be reached in about 2 hours from the Hochmuth cable car, you will find the Oberkaser Alm, one of the most popular hiking destinations from Tirool. Above it are the upper Spronser lakes, which can be reached from the Alm in about 1h.
You can also do a circular hike here, which takes you over the Hochgangscharte to the Meraner Höhenweg, from where it goes back to the cable car.